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New Czech Bagpipe Documentary Film & Bagpipe Presentation

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  • Cindy Neal
    CALL OF DUDY – TOUR OF TEXAS CZECH COMMUNITIES New Czech Bagpipe Documentary Film & Bagpipe Presentation The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La
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      New Czech Bagpipe Documentary Film & Bagpipe Presentation

      The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange invites you to a
      special program on the tradition of the Czech bagpipe on Sunday, March 19th
      at 2:00 P. M. at the Pavilion on the Fayette County Fairgrounds.

      There is no charge for this opportunity to learn about the Czech bagpipe and
      to meet the Czech-American bagpiper, Michael Cwach and the film maker, Jefe
      Brown, a Texas native

      CALL OF DUDY (2006, www.callofdudy.net), the first and only full-length
      documentary film on the Czech bagpipe tradition now on DVD, will be screened
      along with a Czech bagpipe presentation in Texas Czech communities from mid-
      to-late March as part of a Texas state tour by its filmmakers.

      Fresh off the success of a Midwest tour, Czech-American bagpiper Michael
      Cwach and Texas-native, Prague-based filmmaker Jefe Brown will visit
      approximately 15 Texas towns in presenting the new documentary film CALL OF
      DUDY (“dudy” means bagpipes in Czech).

      Mr. Cwach, a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to study the bagpipe
      tradition of the Czech lands, will make a presentation to contextualize the
      musical and cultural history of the bagpipes, showing rare photos and
      postcards from the Czech Rep. as well as from early Czech settlers in the
      USA. He will also sing and play.

      Jefe Brown’s new documentary film CALL OF DUDY (52 min) will then be
      screened with Q & A to follow. This film captures the people and places
      which are keeping the region’s centuries-old bagpipe tradition alive today
      and for future generations.

      Bagpipes (“dudy” in Czech) are generally associated with the Celtic Fringe
      of Europe, but one of the richest and most ethnically diverse bagpipe
      traditions can be found in Central Europe, especially in the Czech Lands and
      neighboring Bavaria.

      Public Screenings Listed
      Free Admission-Freewill Donations in all places
      Door Prizes from the Czech Republic at each event!

      Friday Mar. 17 Victoria, Welder Theater, 6:30pm
      Sunday Mar. 19 La Grange, Texas Czech Cultural Center, 2pm
      Monday Mar. 20 San Antonio, Our Lady of the Lake
      University, Sueltenfuss
      Library, Community Room, 7pm
      Tuesday Mar. 21 West, West Community Center, 7:30pm
      Wednesday Mar. 22 Texas A&M University, Stark Gallery, MSC,
      Thursday Mar. 23 Caldwell, Caldwell Civic Center 7pm
      Friday Mar. 24 Houston, SPJST Lodge 88, 7:30 pm
      Saturday Mar. 25 Seaton, SPJST Lodge 47, 5pm
      Sunday Mar. 26 Austin, Exact Time and Place TBA
      Monday Mar. 27 Dallas, Sokol. 7:30pm
      Thursday Mar. 30 Ennis, Sokol, 7:30pm
      Friday Mar. 31 Ft. Worth, Milan Gallery, 7:30pm

      Additional dates pending. For more info: www.callofdudy.net or

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